Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2014

Yesterday, the hottest day so far in 214

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The highest temperature in Mérida so far this year, was registered yesterday, when the thermometer reached 34.2ºC (93.5ºF), according to the Yucatan Peninsula National Water Commission (CONAGUA) .

Light to moderate showers are expected today during the afternoon, with temperatures that will range between 32ºC (89ºF) and 35ºC (95ºF), as predicted by CONAGUA.

During the weekend, weather will remain hot to very hot, with maximums of 33ºC (91ºF) to 36ºC (96ºF).

Yesterday, the minimum temperature in the capital city was 20.9ºC (69ºF), while in Celestun 32.6ºC (90ºF); in Ticul 32ºC (89ºF); Oxkutzcab 32.8ºC (91ºF); Dzilam Bravo 32.8ºC (91ºF); Valladolid 33.2ºC (91ºF); Progreso 32.6ºC (90ºF), and Rio Lagartos 33ºC (91ºF).

As it was anticipated yesterday, strong winds in Yucatán reached a speed of 48 kph (29 mph).

The Meteorological Agency also reported that no cold fronts are expected to reach the Peninsula until maybe next week. Cold front number 37 remains stationary in the Gulf of Mexico, and it is the third so far in February, when historically, this month records six to seven cold fronts.

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